To Chip or not ?

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  1. FM02MZO

    FM02MZO Funster

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    We have just bought a new Burstner Nexxo Soveriegn t740 that has the 130 multijet, which we find very under powered and seems to run out of gears. Our previous motorhome a 2013 Bessacarr E584 had the 150 multijet and although quite a bit heavier than the new van it was far superior in both pulling power and fuel consumption.

    Several people have suggested we have it chipped, so I thought that I would ask you all your opinion on the matter.
     
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    I would, but just make sure it cant be seen and effect your warrentee(y) or maybe ask Fiat if they will do it(y) it does beg the question though, why didn't you buy the 150??
     
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    Hi Tim, they only do the 150 with auto trans
     
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    Even better(y):D
     
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    But seriously I had my old Hymer done and she is loads better on the hills but not so sure on fuel though:cool:
     
  6. WillH

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    If your van is factory new it may take quite a few thousand miles to run the engine in and loosen things up a little. I reckon a diesel takes 12k-15k miles to run in. We have the 130 on a 3.5 tonne low profile and there is plenty power and we average 30mpg. When new the first few tankfuls only delivered 25/26mpg.
     
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    If it were me, I would train myself to get used to going slower.

    This way I get to see more.

    Just saying

    JJ :cool:
     
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    My son bought a 2012 Dethleffs last year with 12,000 miles on the clock. He tows a trailer with grandson's Autograss micro on it and can't believe how quick it is. This is from a chap who runs a remapped 335d BMW and doesn't hang around at times. He was going to have it remapped but decided that it didn't need it.

    I think the comment about mileage is spot on. I know that my 3.0 litre Fiat was a lot quicker, and more economical from around 15,000 miles on.

    A lot of people are against remapping but I had mine done by Wow Power a few years ago and it certainly improved the performance, although I am careful not to let it labour in the higher gears when faced with long hill climbs.
     
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    With all the shite that is happening in the world and all you have to worry about is to chip or not to chip then life must be pretty good. ;)
     
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    Good Grief!
    Can I make a difference to this "shite" - no - so there's no point "worrying" about it.
    Can I do things that make me, and those around me happier - yes - so those are the things I will concern myself about.

    Back OT - I'm also interested to know the cost/performance balance.
     
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    I think your type writer needs a clean Ll looks like your i is over inking:)
     
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    What do you mean running out of gears? You need to rev it a bit more in the lower gears in that case. ;)
     
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    I'm confused. Running out of gears is normally taken to mean it needs another, higher, gear because it is revving too high in top?
     
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    He may mean its just runs out of steam
     
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    I keep debating whether to chip ours, its only a 125 2.3 renault, but was thinking to wait until a few more miles are on the clock, you can get the plug n play ones for the renault and apparently untraceable if ever it needs to go in for warranty work
     
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    In the the span of my drivi g career weve gone from 3 to six gears being the norm even woth 20 youll alsays run out at the top
     
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    FM02MZO Send me a private message if you want more details.
    Had mine done and I will give you the full details.

    Saves getting involved with the opinions of others on this site!
    Jim
     
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    The whole idea is that you share your knowledge /experience for the benifit of the collective
    If everybody PM'd where would the forum be?
    By all means keep something private , private
    But avoiding 'getting involved with the opinions of others ........'
    Did I miss a step here ?
     
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    I have had mine remapped , excellent service from boosters
    Recommend
     
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    Mine ( previous van ) was done by WOW tuning
    They ended up doing it over as I was not really happy with the results.
    It was almost a year on when it was re done and still no extra charge.
    Ended up as pleased as punch !

    On this van I have a Torquing Diesel box and that too has delivered very worth while results.
     
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